‘Hunters’ season 1 is now streaming Amazon Prime Video. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Greg Austin and enjoying ‘psychopath’ Travis, how he ready for such a darkish function, and extra.
Hunters is able to be your subsequent TV obsession. The Amazon collection follows a band of Nazi hunters residing in 1977 New York Metropolis. The Hunters have found lots of of high-ranking Nazi officers live amongst them and are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in america. Greg Austin stars as Travis Leich, a Nazi hitman who lurks underneath the radar however is all the time as much as no good. “He’s the pressure of chaos,” Greg instructed HollywoodLife. “He’s the antagonist that the Hunters are form of primarily searching for. They don’t know he exists in the beginning, however they see his work unfolding. He crosses paths with them in some attention-grabbing methods. He’s the pressure to which they’re responding. He’s very a lot a ghost. You don’t know a lot about him. You don’t see a lot of his historical past. I didn’t know a lot about him going into the manufacturing. I used to be form of given a little bit of free reign as to what I needed to do with him. You do get slightly bit about his household afterward within the season, however that each one simply comes collectively to make his persona in additional of a query. Why is he the way in which he’s? There’s probably not a lot purpose that you just see as to why he’s the way in which he’s, which makes him an enigma.”
Travis is simply “finishing up this larger energy that’s trying to carry in regards to the Fourth Reich.” Greg burdened that Travis is a “psychopath by way of and thru” and he’s acquired this “sadistic glee effervescent underneath the floor.” Principally, don’t anticipate a redemption arc for Travis. “Quite a lot of dangerous guys suppose they’re doing the correct factor. They suppose that they’re the nice man, however Travis is a kind of uncommon exceptions the place he is aware of he’s the dangerous man and he f**king loves it,” Greg stated.
Earlier than Hunters, Greg’s most notable roles included enjoying Charlie Smith within the Physician Who spinoff Class and younger Gordon Selfridge in Mr. Selfridge. However Greg had been trying to find one thing totally different. “It was in contrast to something I’ve learn for,” Greg continued. “I’m all the time enjoying very posh, English, princely roles. The boy subsequent door form of factor as a result of that’s simply form of me. I’m a southern English boy who’s barely awkward and mumbling. I’d been searching for a job that was basically this, one thing that was evil and bodily and as far-off from me that I might go. Once I learn this, it was actually what I meant. It was actually the function I’ve been ready for and I went for it and was fortunate sufficient to land it.”
Greg did do his fair proportion of analysis to arrange for the function of Travis and he was additionally impressed by a Killing Eve star. “I purchased a replica of Mein Kampf, which was a bizarre buy. I needed to get into the mindset of the person, although,” Greg instructed HollywoodLife. “It was very informative studying that e-book. I did a little analysis into Nazis, particularly across the battle and the way it then progressed into the 50s and 60s. Within the 70s, it form of grew to become a punk factor at one level. Simply the evolution of it is rather attention-grabbing to hearken to. I regarded into some well-known psychopaths. Ted Bundy was an enormous inspiration. He was a brilliant attention-grabbing man and simply supremely evil. It’s that sense of full management over any state of affairs. It’s the eager to be seen however not seen. He has this masks on and he’s performing always, however you by no means truly see him as an individual. I additionally acquired a whole lot of inspiration from Jodie Comer’s character in Killing Eve. I watched that earlier than I began taking pictures for this and took a whole lot of inspiration from Jodie.” The complete first season of Hunters is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.